I’ll arrive a bit early and immediately greet your kid(s). I will spend some time getting to know what their favorite animal is or where’s the best hiding spot in the house. If it’s a newborn/maternity session, we will chat for a bit while you show me around your home, scoping out the best spots for photos.
We go where the light is! We are all for natural daylight and this tends to be in the master bedroom, living room, kitchen, veranda, kids room and hopefully the backyard too. We ask that things are tidy and decluttered but it doesn’t have to be spotless by any means. Don’t think that you have to go into a cleaning rampage and scrub every inch of your home – not necessary. I want to know that you live there, so please don’t hide bottles, pacifiers, dog bowls, drawings, creatures, stuffies, fridge magnets – you get the drift. Just be a slightly more organized version of your everyday selves.
It’s great to prepare something that will let your kids be their amazing selves such as baking/eating cookies, preparing a simple meal, wrestling in the living room, catching popcorn in their mouths, building a fort, reading in a cozy nook, playing a game, having a dance party, running through the sprinkler, painting etc. The simple everyday activities can be just as precious too…putting away laundry, helping do the dishes, having a snack, wearing mom/ dad’s shoes around the house or jumping on the bed.
We love to use your space and items that are personal to you, especially if it’s a newborn session. Nothing can beat a personalized blanket or sentimental stuffed animal that was gifted to your little one. If you have toddlers or kids, I will sometimes bring some crackers or a little toy to catch their attention but we ask that you have these things prepared as well. We try to keep all the attention focused on you and your family bond for as long as we can.
Yes and we’ll travel anywhere, we love to! There is a reasonable travel fee for any destination that is more than a 45 minute from downtown Toronto.
Please don’t worry about your kids behaviour, honestly. We love it when the kids are being silly, making rude noises and sticking out their tongue because it’s when we can truly capture their personality. We only need a few short moments when everyone is looking at the camera or doing something extra cute but the rest of the time they can be their silly selves. No one expects them to be perfect or calm, so don’t stress and just embrace it. Be playful, animated, loving and affectionate with them. Prompt them to show me their dance moves and I will help with the rest.
Be prepared and you will feel more relaxed. If your photoshoot is on location, plan to leave 20 minutes before you think you should. Get to the location early so you can change a diaper, have a little snack and have a few minutes to relax. Try to schedule yourself some pampering before your session! Get a mani/pedi or a hair & makeup appointment. If you look amazing, then you feel amazing too. During the shoot, have a ton of fun and let us guide you. Just enjoy the time spent together.
Please visit our contact page. There is a simple form to fill out and we will be in touch right away. When you decide to book a session, we ask for 50% when you sign your contract and 50% when the photos are edited and ready to be sent out.
We accept certified cheques, Debit Cards and all major Credit Cards: Visa, MasterCard, American Express & Discover.
Within 3-4 weeks you will receive a link to your online gallery. Every photo session includes an online gallery that is super easy to share with your friends and families. You’ll get both high and web resolution photos (formatted for either printing or sharing) and the gallery is optimized for tablets and smartphones. It’s the best!